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A presentation at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) scientific sessions held in Sydney, November 2011. This talk was given during the International Emergency Medicine Track on the ...

A presentation at the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) scientific sessions held in Sydney, November 2011. This talk was given during the International Emergency Medicine Track on the "International EM - a Trainee perspective"

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  • There could be a whole lot of reasons ranging from humanitarian desires to help the worlds suffering, to learn better hands on medicineIs OS training beneficial to as and EM Physician – this is really a question that is open to debate but I will share some reflections on this in an pilot online survey conducted with and International EM user group.
  • VisionConnecting IEM junkiesHaving a database of stories of IEM and experience from around the world as well as local ACEM fellow pioneers, and innovative traineeshere’s a picture of Chris Curry someone known well to this group – I doubt Chris and many others who do international work spends too much time surfing these sites so I want to show and tell a little with the next fewHere’s an article by a basic trainee Chris EdwardsAccess to IEMSIG activities – particularly the newslettersCross link with other discussion platforms
  • In the toxicology Scene I sit on the International Toxicology committee for the American Tox Association, and one of the main issues of discussion is about placement of training (I guess because in tox overseas experience is so important

International em trainee update (nov 2011)a Presentation Transcript

  • 1. International EM – “Trainee’s Perspective” IEMSIG Annual Meeting – ACEM ASM November 2011 – “Educating for our future” Bishan Rajapakse (Advanced Trainee) Andrew Perry (Advanced Trainee – Training Committee Chair)
  • 2. Overview• Issues facing trainees – Knowledge of international training opportunities – Accreditation• Possible Solutions – Awareness, communication and collaboration – IEMSIG, Web based dialogue and networking – Supporting Trainee involvement in IEM – benefits?• Discussion
  • 3. Trainee Perspective• Trainee Interest/Enthusiasm for IEM; – Experiences described in IEMSIG Newsletter – Activity on Web based International EM groups & medical blogs – Local discussion forums• Obstacles facing trainees (&DEMTs) – Limited awareness of Int’l opportunities? – Difficulty organizing placements? – Challenges in accreditation of training?
  • 4. IEM Survey – difficulties with accreditation?• Pilot Sample – prelim analysis of 1st 5 people; – 2 advanced trainee, 1 basic trainee, 1 fellow, 1 other specialty – All had International Experience (at least medical elective) – Importance 8.4 (mean, range 7-10) – 1 out of 3 able to get international work accredited – Having a database of International work rated as useful (Mean 7.8, range 6-10)
  • 5. Potential Solutions• Knowledge and experience sharing• Collaboration and Networking – Locally – Internationally• Publication – Newsletter, Journal, Web• Discussion – Online, Local forums
  • 6. IEMSIG Newsletter – trainee contributions…
  • 7. IEM groups
  • 8. International EM on ‘Life in the Fast Lane’
  • 9. Links to IEMSIG
  • 10. connecting with other IEM interest groups
  • 11. Trainee’s in IEM – Potential Benefits• Web based platforms effective media for – Knowledge sharing – Communication – Collaboration and Strengthening of Networks• Trainee’s perhaps more savvy with web technology – Maintain and foster ongoing international Links
  • 12. Summary• Issues facing trainees – Knowledge of overseas training opportunities – Accreditation• Possible Solutions – Awareness, communication and collaborate – IEMSIG – Web Groups, Blogs - ? ACEM• Potential benefits of having trainee’s on board – Web Savvy, strengthen international links
  • 13. In closing…Excerpt from upcoming issue of “Postcardsfrom the edge” – Life in the Fast Lane(International EM edition)Interview with Dr Vera Sistenich
  • 14. Discussion Time!Please copy the link below and complete the onlinefeedback form for this talk – thank you! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M55PJ65(It is a 1 page survey which will take less than 2 minutes,but may help improve a future 10 minutes of your time!)